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Has anyone got Nigella's cake recipe from Domestic Goddess?

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Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 16:05:07

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Sophmum Mon 24-Jan-05 16:08:57

what sort of cake? They nearly all use unsalted butter if I remember rightly

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 16:13:20

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cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 16:16:43

victoria sponge?
buttermilk birthday cake?

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 16:18:53

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Ameriscot2005 Mon 24-Jan-05 16:18:54

She uses unsalted butter for everything

cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 16:20:04

Are you wanting a round layer cake? If so prob the Victoria sponge. The buttermilk one is good for big birthday cakes and anything in a mould.

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 16:26:44

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SoupDragon Mon 24-Jan-05 16:41:09

lemon-marscapone cake? The marscapone is the icing and it's basically a victoria sponge.

cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 16:42:53

sorry - I was halfway through typing the victoria sponge recipe and my computer crashed...
will try again

cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 16:47:48

victoria sponge:
225g unsalted butter, very soft
225g caster sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 large eggs
200g self raising flour
25g cornflour
3-4 tablespoons milk

2x 21cm sandwich tins, buttered

preheat oven to 180 degrees/gas mark 4. line tins.
cream butter and sugar, add the vanilla and then the eggs, one at a time, adding a spoonful of flour between each. Fold in the rest of the flour and the cornflour then when all incorporated add a little milk at the end as needed.
Pour into tins and bake for about 25 mins.
Leave in tins on wire rack for 10 mins before turning out and leaving to cool completely.

cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 16:50:07

or you can do it in a food processor:
put everyting in (plus 1 teaspoon of baking powder) except the milk and process till you have a smooth batter. Then pulse, pouring the milk gradually through the funnel till it's a soft, gloopy consistency.

Pidge Mon 24-Jan-05 17:00:09

cupcakes - do you think there's a difference with the food processor method - I did it that way once and found the cake wasn't as light and fluffy as when made the traditional way.

cupcakes Mon 24-Jan-05 17:23:25

I've tried both ways and do prefer it by hand.
But I always make my cupcakes with the processor.

Socci Mon 24-Jan-05 19:17:48

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Pidge Tue 25-Jan-05 11:43:51

cupcakes - glad it's not just me! I was feeing feeble to have rejected the high-tech food processor method after only one trial, but I do reckon the other way produces a better cake.

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